Great Southern

Great Southern
Queen Adelaide Restaurant
The Twelve Apostles
City Stops Melbourne
Gold Service Twin Cabin
Gold Service Single Cabin
Coffin Bay - Coffs Harbour
Great Southern
Brisbane-Adelaide Coffs Harbour
Adelaide-Brisbane The Grampians
Adelaide-Brisbane The Grampians
Adelaide-Brisbane Coffs Harbour
Adelaide-Brisbane Canberra
Adelaide Terminal

Hop aboard Australia’s newest train journey on the Great Southern from Adelaide to Brisbane or vice versa. This 3 day, 2-night all-inclusive luxury experience travels through bustling cities, picturesque coastlines, amazing landscapes and rolling hills. Everything is taken care of from delicious on-board meals, premium wines and off-train excursions.

Travelling eastbound, you have the option to explore diverse wildlife and the sandstone mountains of The Grampians, Australia’s capitol city Canberra and the relaxed coastal town of Coffs Harbour. Travelling westbound from Brisbane to Adelaide, choose from a visit to Hunter Valley vineyards or Port Stephens, city sights of Melbourne or a trip on the iconic Great Ocean Road to the unforgettable Twelve Apostles.


GOLD SERVICE: The ultimate in style and comfort, choose from single or twin Sleeper Cabins which include complimentary toiletries and bath towels. Gold Service fares are all inclusive of meals and guests enjoy dining in elegance in the Restaurant Car or relaxing and socialising in the Lounge.

Twin & Single Cabins (with bathroom) feature a 3 seat lounge which transforms into upper and lower sleeping berths as well as a compact private ensuite with wash basin, toilet and shower. Each cabin is fully serviced with fresh pillows, sheets and doonas. Cabins also feature small foldaway tables, reading lamps, 3 pin 240 volt power points, wardrobes and a full length mirror.

Single Cabins (share bathroom) enjoy similar features to the Twin Cabins including a wash basin however toilets and showers are situated at the end of the carriages. Complimentary welcome kits, bath towels and toiletries bags are provided to all Gold Service cabins.

Gold Service guests are advised to carry an overnight bag with everything they need on board and check in all other luggage.

Prices for GOLD SUPERIOR & PLATINUM SERVICE cabins are available on request. Please ask your consultant for assistance.

GOLD SUPERIOR SERVICE: is ideal for guests seeking additional space and comfort. The Gold Service Superior Cabin features a ¾ size double bed and additional fold down upper berth. It has its own lounge area with DVD player, table, arm chairs and well stocked bar fridge for complimentary refreshments. Advance bookings are necessary. **Please note** There are usually only two Gold Service Superior Cabins per train departure.

PLATINUM SERVICE: offers an elevated level of comfort to your onboard experience. Enjoy the spacious private cabins complete with plush, high quality fittings and ensuite, elegant dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant Carriage, along with flourishes of service, attention and indulgence that turn a holiday into a life-enhancing experience. The Platinum Service typifies the hospitality and attention that have made Australia’s Great Train Journeys world famous.


Adelaide - Brisbane

Operates – December to January

Great SouthernFri
Depart Adelaide9.00am
Afternoon, Evening Excursion - The Grampians 
Morning, Afternoon Excursion - Canberra & Surrounds 
Morning Beachside Excursion - Coffs Harbour 
Arrive Brisbane5.10pm

Brisbane - Adelaide

Operates - December to January

Great SouthernMon
Depart Brisbane11.15am
Evening Beachside Experience - Coffs Harbour 
Morning, Afternoon Excursion - NSW Region 
Afternoon, Evening Excursion - Melbourne & Regional Victoria 
Arrive Adelaide9.30am

Note: The Great Southern only operates December - January. All times are subject to change without notice.

Off Train Excursions & Experiences - Enjoy extended touring options at key destinations along the rail route. Off Train Excursions and Experiences are subject to change without notice and limited numbers may apply for the tour to operate. All arrangements are subject to cancellation or modification due to inclement weather, late running of train or other unforeseen circumstances. Refunds will not be given for cancelled or modified excursions. See below for more information.

Additional Info


Day 2: Choose from the Grampians Experience or Canberra Icons experience.

Day 3: Choose one from the following four options - Murrumbateman Food & Wine Trail, Coffs Harbour Explorer, Boardwalk to Beach or Beachside Morning.

Day 2: Choose one of the following three options - Hunter Valley Wine Region, Port Stephens by Land and Sea or Newcastle Explorer.

Day 3: Choose from the Melbourne Explorer, Wine and Waterfront experience or Wonders of the Great Ocean Road. Should you choose the Wonders of the Great Ocean Road, you may like to upgrade to the scenic flight option at an additional cost, payable direct.

Off-train excursions and experiences are subject to change and subject to availability. Capacity limits may apply. Fitness levels are guides only. Please speak to a staff member for further information. Timetables and excursions may vary on public holidays. All excursions are subject to cancellation or modification due to inclement weather, timetable variations or other unforeseen circumstances.

Conditions: TravelOnline will only book the above journeys for full paying adults and children. Discounted pensioner fares or sector fares are not available.

Motor Vehicles: TravelOnline does not provide quotes for vehicle transport. Passengers taking a vehicle will need to contact Great Southern Railway directly for fares and availability.

Children: Children aged between 4 and 15 years are eligible for child fares. Underage children who occupy a seat or berth will also be charged at the child rate. Please ask us for a quote.

Payment: Advance Purchase Fares - Full payment is required at time of confirmation. Everyday Saver and Standard Fares - $500 per person per journey deposit is required at time of confirmation, amount subject to change. Full payment is required 90 days prior to travel. Strict cancellation / amendment policy applies to all fares.

Fitness for Travel: You must be medically and physically fit for travel. Please inform your consultant at time of booking if you have any medical or physical condition that will or may require medical attention, medication or special treatment during your rail holiday. Great Southern Railways may require you to complete a health questionnaire.

Travel insurance: Great Southern Railway's liability to you is limited, therefore it is recommended that you take out travel insurance prior to departure.

Luggage: Checked-in luggage permits a maximum of 2 x 30 kg bags per person (2 items not exceeding 23 kg and 180 linear centimeters). Checked-in luggage may not be accessed during travel. One item of Cabin luggage is permitted per person but must not exceed 25 kg and be no larger than 50cm(L) x 30cm(H) x 30cm(W). Luggage must be checked in at the station 60 minutes prior to your scheduled departure. Guests should only take required hand luggage on board. Unchecked luggage is carried at owner's risk. Bags should be secured and display the owner's name, destination and contact details both inside and out.